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Joe's Café

Rupert Wates and Friends, New York

4 ½ stars

This warm, witty, tender, poignant program of fifteen songs

cuts across the U.S.landscape to

share stories of ordinary people and fleeting moments made memorable by Rupert

Wates' razor-sharp, insightful touch as a composer and lyricist. Emotions in

the songs, and their delivery by Wates, Stacey Lorin and Valorie Miller, are

nuanced. It's a welcome respite to sit in Joe's Café, feeling the strong

melodies in your bones and absorbing the messages in your gut. You'll take

something powerfully important away – we connect best when we feel the

story. Take time for Joe's Café.

IndyFringe Theater: Wednesday, Aug. 25, 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, Aug. 26, 10:30 p.m.


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